Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Sultana Cake

A good moist,easy to make, cake that keeps well if it gets the chance. The only snag is you have to remember to soak the fruit overnight !

8 oz sultanas
4 oz butter
6 oz sugar
6 oz SR flour
2 small eggs , beaten
fruit juice, cold tea or water
Chopped nuts if desired

Put the sultanas in a bowl, cover with the liquid and leave to soak overnight. Next day set oven to 350°F, 180° C. or Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 6-7 inch round cake tin. Bring the sultanas and liquid to the boil in a pan . Then strain and mix the fruit whilst hot with the butter in a bowl. Mix in the sugar and eggs, fold in the flour and mix well . Lastly add the chopped nuts . Put in the tin and bake for 30 minutes. Lower the oven to 300°F 150° or Gas Mark 2 and continue baking for a further hour until firm in the centre. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes , then turn out onto a wire rack